The Fenestration News Bulletin this week will be sent to more than 14,000 recipients in just over 9,000 organisations aligned to the Window Industry. Making it an effective delivery platform to get your Companies message across.

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Solidor: with Lock Lock and Ultion, we've got a practically unbeatable combination we're calling 5 Star Security.

Pilkington: Sunplus glass can assist with the LEED and BREEAM certification process towards a Net-Zero Building, and allow building developers to turn properties into power generating assets.

Swish Windows and Doors: coloured profiles are becoming an increasing popular choice for homeowners. The Impressions now has 10 stock colours.

Customade: have lunched the UK’s first aluminium textured, smooth non-woodgrain finish composite door.

Prefix Systems: have formally launched their WARMroof Hybrid solid roof solution offering an impressive U-value of just 0.6 W/(m2K).

Glazerite: is now able to provide installers with a high specification flood door.

AluFoldDirect: available for same day or next day delivery the new Technic-AL Roof Lantern kits come in three popular sizes with four colour options.

Jack Aluminium: fabricators can now use the same PAS 24-certified, multipoint locking system - on whichever type of commercial door they are making.

West Leigh: new generation energy efficient steel windows the W50 TB steel window offers narrow sight lines and a U-value as low as 1.4 W/m2K.

Deceuninck: we launched our comprehensive Heritage Window Collection at the beginning of the year and as we’ve reported recently, demand for the product has exceeded our expectations.

Bystronic, Hegla partnership: recent investment in equipment is set to further raise the corporate profile of Custom Glass.

FrameXpress: was recently contracted to supply windows and doors for an 80 bed Care Home that specialises in care for dementia sufferers. The vulnerability of the residents made the doors the ideal choice with their Secured by Design accreditation.


Yesterday, tomorrow and on

This past week has seen Edgetech celebrate its 10th Year of manufacturing in the UK. To mark the occasion Edgetech and its parent company Quanex opened its doors to its customer, friends and the media with a presentation of how it was, is and anticipated to be going forward.

There is no doubting the enthusiasm shown for the company, by its staff, management and customers, both here and in the US. This in turn is reflected in the ever-increasing demand for its products and services.

I say services deliberately as there is more to Edgetech than a supply of warmedge spacer. One thing is clear, most companies in this industry suffer with not being able to attract staff as they once did. Some of this is growth, but also there has been an expectation in the industry that there is always someone with experience to fill the gap when the time arises-the industry has a tradition of not training, and not encouraging new blood.

In part, this can also be put down to facilities and capability. Over recent years to grow companies they have had to become leaner, tighter and more efficient in their day-to-day activities. The downside of that is the creative thinking and planning for tomorrow can’t find space in the schedule.

For this evolving fast pace of development to continue, the industry has to find ways to handle its growth dilemmas, how to do the same with less or get gobbled up, fade or disappear. That's where Edgetech comes in, they have already experienced this trend in the US. In the US they fill this gap with more and more automation, something Edgetech has the experience with and its warmedge spacer lends itself to it…

Following the move in the US towards IGU automation, earlier this year we saw the first similar production line in the UK at Double R in Wellingborough. Made to measure IGU's rolling of the line every 20 seconds, with just one or two guys in attendance, says it all.

Logic from that is to compete, your IGU's need to perform, be of a consistent quality and roll off the assembly line every 20 seconds to keep pace with those around you.

Then again competing is and always has been, finding the edge, the differentiator from others.

Fenestration News

Deceuninck -
'Making the Most of Heritage with Deceuninck'
When market opportunities arise it sometimes takes a while for the new product, service or sector to gain momentum. Timber replica PVC-U windows targeted at the Heri e sector is gathering pace now, but there are some fabricators and installers that are still holding back. That ’s why Deceuninck is pleased to announce it ’s over and above support ...more
Residor -
'The most secure GRP door…FREE in July!'
To celebrate the launch of the new, enhanced Residor range, we ’re offering a special promotion throughout July. We can ’t control the weather, but we can brighten your summer with our risk-free offer: buy 10 standard-colour Residors over 5 orders, and get one free! With a 3.6mm GRP skin, PAS 24:2016 and the Ultion 3* cylinder as standard ...more
Prefix Systems (UK) -
'It’s a perfect, product packed directory from Prefix'
Prefix Systems have just launched a new 56-page product directory, that ’s packed with information on glazed and solid roofs, aluminium systems, URBANroom, OPUS Hybrid systems, related ancillaries and new generation products for the emerging outdoor living sector. The impressive, perfect bound publication, showcases the number of product ...more
Steel Window Association -
'New generation energy efficient steel windows from West Leigh'
Ideal for new build and renovation projects, where energy efficiency and aesthetics are key, the new W50 TB steel window offers narrow sight lines and a U-value as low as 1.4 W/m2K, depending on the glazing unit employed. The use of the system has been pioneered in the UK by West Leigh (www., working closely with Swiss designer ...more
Epwin Window Systems -
'Epwin Window Systems’ new universal two-part cill demonstrates how a simple product d'
Epwin Window Systems has just announced its latest product development: a universal two-part cill. Gerald Allen, Epwin Window Systems ’ Marketing Manager, says: em “The universal two-part cill is a simple product evolution but the advan es its brings are extraordinary. We already know from feedback on the launch at the FIT Show what a differe ...more
Solidor -
'Solidor first to launch Lock Lock'
Solidor is the first to launch the new security handle, Lock Lock, on its composite doors. The Lock Lock handle from Brisant Secure was introduced to the market at the FIT show, with Solidor as its official launch partner. Lock Lock is a stunning new addition to Solidor ’s wide range of handles and is available to order from end of July. ...more
Prefix Systems (UK) -
'Warmroof hybrid now glazed up high'
Prefix Systems have formally launched their WARMroof Hybrid solid roof solution, which was on their stand at this year ’s FIT Show and received generous acclaim, as a new product to provide consumers with an exciting, high performance glazed option. WARMroof Hybrid introduces a 44mm triple glazed panel, which is integrated seamlessly into ...more
Pilkington Building Products - UK -
'Pilkington Sunplus™ BIPV receives IEC Certification'
The energy-generating architectural glass, Pilkington Sunplus™ BIPV, has been accredited by the IEC, confirming the product complies with global product safety, design and quality tests. The glass solution, by NSG Group and Solaria Corporation, has passed IEC61215 and IEC61730 certification standards, enabling it to be more easily specif ...more
Swish Window and Door Systems -
'The Swish Impressions colour range now includes 10 stock colours'
Homeowner favourite Swish has just announced that 10 of the most popular colours in its Impressions range will now be available from stock. Gerald Allen, Swish ’s Brand Manager, said: em “Coloured profiles are becoming an increasing popular choice for homeowners. The colours now available from stock covers 88% of our total colour sales and feedb ...more
Customade (UK) Ltd -
'The Virtu-AL composite door has landed'
A completely new breed of composite door has been unveiled by Virtuoso. Virtu-AL - the UK ’s first aluminium textured, smooth non-woodgrain finish composite door - has been created to help installers make the most of the surging popularity of contemporary aluminium products. Tony Craggs, managing director of Virtuoso, previously known as ...more
Edgetech (UK) Ltd -
'Edgetech celebration marks decade of UK manufacturing'
Edgetech, a Quanex company, are marking ten years of UK manufacturing and warm edge excellence with a two-day long celebration. On July the 13th, customers and colleagues from across the world will gather at the company ’s Coventry headquarters to look back at what has been accomplished over the past decade, and forward to what it wants t ...more
AluFold Direct -
'Size Up the Benefits of a Next-Day Roof Lantern Kit'
Installers switch to stock sized roof lanterns to take advan e of the fast delivery from leading aluminium manufacturers AluFoldDirect. Available for same day or next day delivery the new Technic-AL Roof Lantern kits come in three popular sizes with four colour options. em “When we launched our roof lanterns we created three stock siz ...more

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Complete Care from FrameXpress
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Bystronic/Hegla Partnership
Custom glass gains leading edge with Bystronic Ins
A recent investment in equipment from Bystronic Glass UK is set to further raise the corporate pr...[more]
Frame Fast
Equinox gets top marks from Frame Fast’s customers
The Midland’s biggest fabricator Frame Fast, hosted a training session for Equinox solid roofs as...[more]
Spectus Windows Systems
Spectus marks Mercury’s 15th anniversary in busine
To help Mercury Glazing Supplies Limited mark its 15th year in business, Spectus recently present...[more]
Epwin Window Systems
Epwin’s Excellence as Standard’s partnership with
Epwin Window Systems is working with FENSA as its preferred partner to deliver self-certification...[more]
Glass and Glazing Federation(GGF)
GGF President steps down
It is with regret that we must announce Alan Burgess of Masterframe Windows Ltd, has resigned his...[more]
Endurance® Doors
Endurance reports an impressive first half to 2017
Endurance® Doors has enjoyed an impressive first half to 2017, with sales up nearly 45% and with ...[more]
TruFrame Ltd
Get beach body ready and stop fabricating, says Tr
TruFrame have launched a modern, tongue-in-cheek advertising campaign inspired by the controversi...[more]
Everglade Windows Ltd
Devoted to Progress Conference a Hit with Everglad
Devoted to Progress - Everglade’s 2017 Customer Conference proved a massive success at its London...[more]
CMS Enviro Systems Ltd(CMS Window Systems)
CMS Window Systems helps Glasgow hospice towards i
A donation of more than £30,000 by CMS Window Systems has enabled Glasgow’s Prince & Princess of ...[more]

AluK (GB) Limited
New sales and marketing appointments at AluK
AluK has announced two significant changes in the structure of its commercial management team des...[more]
Brisant Secure
Brisant expands sales team with Mike Hill
Brisant Secure has expanded its team with the appointment of well-known industry sales figure Mik...[more]
Letter to the Editor - Facts not fiction!
Dear Ian As one of the world’s foremost innovators of PVCu window and door systems, we pl...[more]
Haffner Murat Ltd
Haffner Murat announces new Sales Director
Haffner Murat Ltd has strengthened its sales management team with the appointment of experienced ...[more]
Spectus Windows Systems
Spectus’ new 85mm outerframe solves three common i
Spectus has just launched a new 85mm outerframe and it solves a wealth of problems for fabricator...[more]
Jack Aluminium Systems
The multi choice for commercial aluminium doors
Fabricators of the Jack Door, from commercial systems supplier Jack Aluminium, can now use the sa...[more]
Astraseal (Graham Holmes) Windows
Astraseal branches out with aluminium verandas
If recently adding Eurocell’s new Skypod Acute to their range wasn’t enough, fast-growing fabrica...[more]
Gardner Denver
Gardner Denver launches compressor specification g
Gardner Denver has released a new compressor guide, showing how window fabricators can improve re...[more]
Devilish detail from Kayflow
Most professionals working in the design and creative industries, be it fashion, automotive or co...[more]

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Senior gets technical with college contracts
With an already impressive portfolio of projects in the education sector, leading fenestration ma...[more]
Pilkington Building Products
Cutting-edge glazing for world-class materials sci
The Materials Innovation Factory is the latest addition to the historic city-centre campus of the...[more]
Safeguard Glazing Supplies Ltd
Roofglaze selects SafeGuard for second phase on Vi
SafeGuard, the major supplier of glass related products and services across the UK, is delighted ...[more]
PatioMaster doors add elegant beauty to a barn con
Sheffield’s PatioMaster South Yorkshire has just completed the installation of three PatioMaster ...[more]